Southern California Edison signs demand response capacity agreement


David Brewster,
Rosemead, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — October 8, 2007 – Southern California Edison has signed a new demand response capacity agreement with EnerNOC, a developer and provider of clean and intelligent energy solutions, signaling SCE’s commitment to demand response as a reliable capacity resource. The agreement ramps up to 160 MW of load reduction over its term ending in 2012.

Earlier this year, SCE and EnerNOC entered into a 40 MW, two-year agreement. The capacity under that initial agreement will be enrolled under the new, five-year agreement when the initial agreement expires at the end of 2008. The net result of this development is a four-year extension of contracted capacity between the parties and a net increase of 120 MW to EnerNOC’s overall capacity under contract. The new agreement is subject to final approval by the California Public Utilities Commission.

Under the new agreement, EnerNOC will aggregate load curtailment from commercial, institutional, and industrial customer sites within SCE’s approximately 50,000 square mile service territory. SCE will signal EnerNOC to provide demand response capacity to its service territory, and EnerNOC will remotely curtail participating customers’ electricity consumption. EnerNOC will monitor and control that curtailment in near real-time using its 24/7/365 Network Operations Center (NOC).

EnerNOC President David Brewster said, “We are very pleased that Southern California Edison has given EnerNOC and its technology-enabled demand response solutions this vote of confidence. We believe that this action is consistent with SCE’s leadership in transforming the electric power grid into a more intelligent and environmentally sustainable smart grid.”